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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 8, 2006 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: West LA Fadeaway

not a fan favorite, but I like the song...it debuted in 1982 at the Creamery Benefit show in fact (08-28-1982)...started out with some different lyrics and the band took time to develop the signature groove of the song...check out these versions if you dare, but be careful, the band totally sucked after 1977...

07-19-1989 Alpine Valley - great sounding boards abound of this run, check out the entire 07-17-19-1989 Alpine run if you haven't already...Garcia rips it up for this one...great use of a repeating lick motif in Jerry's solo that he shreds into double stop city...

06-25-1985 I want to say Cuyahoga Falls as the venue locale, nice fat sounding version with an obligatory Garcia chocking on pudding moment...

03-27-1985 Nassau Coliseum tight

12-31-1988 Oakland Coliseum w/ Mick Taylor (great blues guitarist best known for being a member of the Rolling Stones during arguably their best run of albums "Exile on Main Steet, Sticky Fingers...)

03-22-1990 Copp Arena well played...great show, by the way...Scarlet>Fire (featured on the So Many Roads release)







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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 8, 2006 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

Hey Strat- since your here can I ask another question/(by the way, I do like the funky beat of West La, although many don't like it at all). I looked on deadlists for a song named She Belongs to Me that was on a mix I got from someone here. Deadlists song page was disabled, so I got nowhere. Nice tune, sounds a bit Dylan-y. Anything?

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 8, 2006 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

check out 11-01-1985, 09-15-1985 for She Belongs to Me...they did it a few times in 1985...

it is Dylan...mid early 60s tune he did acoustic



This post was modified by stratocaster on 2006-12-08 15:42:10

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Poster: ducats Date: Dec 8, 2006 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

pt the daytime black - as good as it gets - was it really only that one year? - I thought it was springled in almost right up until the end -

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 8, 2006 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

Thanks. Prety, yet kind of sorrowful tune. Always fun to hear something new (new as in new to me).

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 8, 2006 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

6-15-85 ( of she belongs to me )is the version I remember most probably due to the availability and quality. The song is on Bringing it back home, also the same album that has Baby Blue and one of my all time favorite Dylan tunes: It's Alright Ma I'm only Bleeding.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Dec 8, 2006 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: She belongs to me

This tune was a major force and craved for by end of 85. I was blown away at the 11/1 show but another GREAT version blew me away a week later in Rochester 11/8. The show doesn't stand up to 11/1 as a whole but that She Belongs is just wonderful.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Dec 8, 2006 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: She belongs to me

Said it before and will say it again.... for the life of me I don't understand how they dropped this tune. They kept Queen jane forever but SBTM can't make the cut? i love this cover and even though it works in the post space slot, it could be first set or pre drums as well. Missed opportunity for the boys in my opinion.

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Poster: wineland Date: Dec 8, 2006 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

Deadbase says She Belongs to Me was played:

01-07-66 The Matrix, San Francisco, Ca.
04-04-85 Providence Civic Center, Providence, R.I.
04-07-85 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa.
04-28-85 Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford U., Palo Alto, Ca.
06-15-85 Greek Theatre, U. of California, Berkeley, Ca.
08-31-85 Manor Downs, Austin, Tx.
09-15-85 Devore Field, Southwestern Col., Chula Vista, Ca.
11-01-85 Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Va.
11-08-85 Community War Memorial, Rochester, N.Y.
11-21-85 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, Ca.

1966? Then not again until 85. Wow.

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Poster: TheDaliTrauma Date: Dec 8, 2006 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

Jerry, Bob and Phil did an acoustic version of it on the 'Backstage Pass' videotape. Bob and Jerry trade off verses. Jerry looks and sounds pretty beat in the thing, but it's a great version of a really cool tune.

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Poster: Fishead Date: Dec 8, 2006 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

not a fan fav ? says who ? :)

great little # about mr belushi...looking for a chateau 21 rooms but 1 will do ...dont wanna buy it just rent it for a minute or 2....good shit !!!


3-30-88 is a tasty one !!!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 8, 2006 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

I always loved that song in the first set. Come on, how many bands use "copasetic" in a song? I always thought the line "Little red light on the highway, Big green light on the speedway (which I'll swear I heard Jerry sing as freeway)" spoke volumes. As Lowell George sang, "just throw me a line".

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Poster: wineland Date: Dec 8, 2006 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

I can't say copesetic without thinking of the song.

I had a Westfalia Vanagon. Of course like many heads I removed the F, A, and I for WEST L A

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 8, 2006 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

Great call on 7-9-89 Strat! Excellent version, rips me everytime. I caught a few great ones at the Oakland Colliseum but can't remember the dates. I like the raunchy seedy feel of the tunes. I've heard that people thought it was about Belushi. If it wasn't for the fact the song was written before Belushi died it sounds like it could have.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Dec 8, 2006 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

Didn't Belushi die in Feb or March of '82? Busted out in Veneta Aug '82... maybe it doesn't predate his passing. I always thought that was a direct reference to JB.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 8, 2006 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

FWIW:

chateau
A reference to the Chateau Marmont, the hotel on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles where John Belushi died on March 5, 1982. The entire song could be taken as being about Belushi's death, but as usual, Hunter throws in some curve balls, skewing the character of the song so that it becomes someone else.
http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/wla.html

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 8, 2006 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

But it's my understanding that it was written before.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 8, 2006 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

I always thought this was an very underrated first set song. The atmosphereic lyrics about the mob and the shady side of L.A. offered a nice contrast to their more standard fare.

Hampton 4/13/84 is a pretty nasty version.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Dec 8, 2006 4:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

a good late period version 6-11-91 check it out,the whole show is well played.enjoy.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Dec 8, 2006 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

I always thought the "Here's what Ginger says" verse was fun. Dropped it pretty quick though.